MARKETS It is impossible to imagine the toy sector without packaging

There are more and more shops in Germany without packaging. Customers bring their own containers for their food and fill their own goods. This not only protects the environment, but also your wallet,…

August 7, 2018

MARKETS German expansion at online retailer JD.com

New plans for company founder Richard Liu: The second largest Chinese online retailer JD.com wants to gain a foothold in the European – especially German – market in the future. By the end of the year…

July 26, 2018

MARKETS The awarding of the German Brand Award 2018

On 21 June 2018, the German Brand Award was awarded for the third time at Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. 500 prizewinners came from the fields of business, politics and the media. These incl…

July 24, 2018

FASHION Sales trend: Teenage fashion still ahead of baby clothing

Teenage fashion is booming. In the first quarter of 2018, the market for youth fashion increased by a whopping 29 percent compared with the first quarters of the two previous years. This is the result…

July 24, 2018

MARKETS HDE online monitor shows: Webshops must be smartphone-optimized

Shopping via smartphone is becoming more and more popular. Nearly 30 percent of online sales are currently generated by cell phone purchases. According to the HDE online monitor, this figure has risen…

July 23, 2018

MARKETS Fraud in online shopping: A problem for retailers and customers

Of all orders placed online, three percent are fraudulent. On the other hand, one in ten online shoppers has already been the victim of payment data misuse. A new study by the ECC makes the extent of…

July 19, 2018

MARKETS Where do the Germans shop? The top 10 of the largest fashion retailers on the net

The statistics portal Statista has published an information graphic with data from E-Commerce DB, which provides information about the ten most successful fashion retailers on the net.

July 12, 2018

MARKETS New study: Increasing sales in online trading

Online trading continues to grow in Germany. This was announced by the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V in Berlin on Sunday, 8 July. According to this, gross online sales fro…

July 12, 2018

MARKETS Study: Social collaboration tools increase work efficiency and innovative strength

The use of modern technologies to promote networked cooperation increases the work efficiency of employees and the innovative strength. This is the conclusion of the third German Social Collaboration…

July 10, 2018

MARKETS Data disclosure when shopping online is a given for customers

The Consumer Barometer of IFH Köln and KPMG shows: For six out of ten consumers, it is a given to provide personal information on the Internet. Data disclosure also has limits though: The protection o…

June 26, 2018

MARKETS ECC: Online marketplaces support the stationary retail trade

The current Marktplatz-KIX from ECC Cologne and ebay shows that online marketplaces are a suitable way to enter online trading. In addition, they help the stationary trade to attract new buyer groups…

June 19, 2018

MARKETS Inditex records profit increase

Inditex, with subcontractors such as Zara, recorded a surprising increase in profits in the first half of the financial year. The Spanish fashion group announced on Wednesday in Arteixo, Spain, that r…

June 19, 2018

MARKETS Kids License Monitor shows: Hardly any girls’ topics under top 10 licenses

If you want to succeed in the licensing market, it’s best to use Unisex themes or the boys’ favorites. In the current Kids License Monitor, Frozen is only one of the top ten licenses primarily aimed a…

June 14, 2018

MARKETS The lucrative license business

Licenses have become indispensable for many companies and are increasingly contributing to total sales. Kathrin Brandhorst, Country Director of Universal Consumer Products Germany talks to Luna Journa…

June 14, 2018

HARDWARE Stiftung Warentest has tested highchairs for children: Winner Evomove & Stokke

Stiftung Warentest has tested twenty highchairs for child-friendly design, handling, durability, safety and harmful substances. Among them were twelve highchairs with steps that grow with the child as…

June 5, 2018